Pinera to head Marketing at La Manga Club

20 November 2018

La Manga Club has added to its new-look management team after Jesus Pinera was appointed as new marketing director at the world-renowned Spanish resort.

Pinera took up his new position at the start of this month and is the second key appointment that the resort has made this autumn, after Ivan Gomez was unveiled as commercial director of football last month.

The Spaniard is widely experienced in the world of international marketing and communications having worked in a range of leading roles for some of the biggest names in global tourism including the InterContinental Hotels Group and, most recently, as marketing and communications manager in Mallorca for Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts.

Nick Montgomery, general manager of La Manga Club’s hotel, spa and food and beverage section, said: “This is a very exciting appointment for the resort and we’re thrilled to add Jesus to the team.

“He has a wealth of experience operating in a number of different fields across Europe and beyond, and we’re looking forward to him playing a leading role in enhancing our reputation among the world’s stand-out sports and lifestyle destination resorts.”

Three times the size of Monaco and nestling in an exclusive corner of Murcia in south-east Spain, La Manga Club has set the benchmark for European golf resorts since opening in 1972.

The resort has enjoyed another outstanding year of success, with notable achievements including the opening of a Chelsea FC Foundation Soccer School, being voted ‘Europe’s Leading Sports Resort’ for the first time at the 2018 World Travel Awards and being named as ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at this month’s World Golf Awards for the second year in a row.

Also the official overseas training base of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), La Manga Club’s unrivalled facilities include three 18-hole golf courses, a 28-court tennis centre, a new European Cricket Performance Centre and a 2,000sqm Wellness Centre. In addition, it features the choice of a five-star hotel, four-star serviced apartments and townhouses and more than 15 bars and restaurants.


About La Manga Club
Located in a magnificent natural environment next to Calblanque National Park and the Mediterranean Sea, with a mild year-round climate and enjoying exceptional security and privacy, the exclusive resort of La Manga Club (Los Belones, Cartagena, Murcia) offers luxury, leisure and sport in the same place, and is set just 20 minutes from Murcia airport and an hour away from Alicante.

Founded in 1972, the resort now covers an area of 566 hectares  containing accommodation, professional sports facilities, relaxation zones, first-class redevelopment and a private community of 2,300 residents, in a region which boasts more than 350 days’ of sun and is surrounded by natural parks and untouched beaches.

La Manga Club’s extensive facilities include:
- A five-star hotel: Hotel Príncipe Felipe 5*
- Tourist apartments: Las Lomas Village 4*
- Luxury villas
- Three 18-hole golf courses
- A 28-court tennis centre
- Eight FIFA-sized football pitches
- 2,000m2 Wellness Centre 
- The resort’s famous La Cala beach and restaurant, overlooking the Mediterranean
- More than 15 bars and restaurants

Additionally, there is the opportunity to rent a property, purchase a plot of land or buy any of the villas already available that have been built on the complex, and benefit from the services and commodities that a five-star hotel has to offer, such as the sports facilities on the resort.

With the variety of activities and facilities available, La Manga Club has firmly established itself as one of the best sports and leisure destination resorts in Europe, and has been the proud recipient of a host of prestigious international awards and accolades over the last four decades.

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Luke Murphy - Director of Sales & Marketing
La Manga Club c/o The Azalea Group
Tel: +44 1730 711 920